Karon Kaye Thompson

Karon Kaye Thompson

Karon Kaye Thompson

Mount Vernon

Karon Kaye Thompson, 82, of Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, at the Anamosa Care Center. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Stewart Baxter Funeral and Memorial Services of Mount Vernon are assisting the family.

Karon is survived by her three sons, Loren Williams, Dan Williams and Marty (Kim) Williams, all of Mount Vernon; three step-children, Val (Mike) Jones, John Jr. (Kathy) Thompson and Brendan Thompson; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Judy Eden; a sister-in-law, Donna Murray; and numerous other nieces; nephews, cousins and friends.

Karon was born Nov. 20, 1940, in Keokuk, to Thomas and Madge Thompson Murray. She grew up in a large family in Blakesburg, where she attended school. Karon made her home and raised a family in Urbana, Iowa. While living in Urbana, Karon worked for Quaker Oats in Cedar Rapids. On May 28, 1983, Karon was united in marriage to John Thompson. The couple made their home in Mount Vernon. Karon co-owned and operated the Bowling Alley in Mount Vernon. She worked in various capacities while in Mount Vernon, but most will remember her work with Gwen’s Restaurant in Lisbon. Karon loved following her sons in their sports activities and was a huge Iowa Hawkeyes fan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; three sisters, Mary, Marvelle and JoAnne; and three brothers, Paul, Marvin and Thomas Jr.

Memorials may be made in Karon Thompson’s name to the family and may be directed to P.O. Box 42 Martelle, IA 52305.

Please share your support and memories with Karon’s family on her tribute wall at www.stewartbaxter.com under obituaries.

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